Ken is the chairman and CEO of Promise Keepers. Ken’s mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith. Harrison also serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation that gives away over $1 million per week to build God’s Kingdom. He started his career as an LAPD street cop in the notorious Watts/Compton area. There he received numerous commendations and awards.
How God Used My Journey with Depression to Help Others
Today's guest is Pastor Steve Farrar. Ken and Pastor Steve discuss the downheartedness of depression, experiencing God’s loving discipline, and how to build spiritual muscle.
Steve Farrar, known for his candor, his humor, and his commitment, is a fierce advocate for his mission to equip men to be the spiritual leaders of their homes and churches. He earned his doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary and he has pastored several churches. In 1990 he founded Men’s Leadership Ministries and has been speaking to men around the world ever since.
Farrar has spoken at hundreds of men’s conferences and events, and has authored 20 books for men, including the bestseller, Point Man. For twenty years he has taught a weekly Men’s Bible study in Dallas that is attended by several hundred men and it is continually updated on-line.
Additionally, Farrar serves on Promise Keepers’ Pastoral Advisory Board.
“Excellence isn’t a destination - it’s an identity” with Chad Hennings
“Excellence isn’t a destination - it’s an identity” with Chad Hennings
This week, Ken’s guest is Chad Hennings - 3-time Super Bowl champion, former fighter pilot, author, entrepreneur, men’s ministry leader — and most importantly husband to Tammy and father to Chase and Brenna.
Together, Ken and Chad discuss the toll of feeling powerless as a father who is unable to heal their child’s sickness, transcending our nation’s turmoil and division through Christ, and the importance of bending our knees to God’s will to find our mission and purpose in life.
Chad Hennings is a three-time Super Bowl champion and Air Force veteran. As an accomplished lineman in high school, Hennings was offered full scholarships from universities across the nation. Instead, he chose to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned numerous honors. Hennings’ exemplary achievements earned him a role on the Dallas Cowboys’ roster, but Hennings postponed his entry into the National Football League to fulfill his commitment to the U.S. Air Force. He entered the Euro-NATO program, a training program for top pilots, and soon found himself at the controls of the A-10 Thunderbolt.
During his four-year stint with the Air Force, Hennings flew 45 missions in support of Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, an effort that helped provide relief and humanitarian aid to Kurdish refugees. He received two aerial achievement medals, a humanitarian award and an outstanding unit award for his actions in the service. After his discharge, Hennings joined the Dallas Cowboys, quickly earning a starting position as a defensive lineman. He spent his entire 9-year professional football career with the Cowboys, retiring in 2001 with three Super Bowl rings.
Since his retirement from the NFL, Hennings has found success as a commercial real estate professional, author and motivational speaker. He established Wingmen Ministries, a Christian men’s ministry that concentrates on discipleship. Additionally, Hennings serves on the Promise Keepers Board of Directors.
Kevin McGary Discusses His Mission of Advocating For The Respect and Sanctity of Every Black Life
Ken and Kevin discuss fatherlessness, the war on women, and Black Lives Matter.
Kevin McGary is an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. McGary serves as Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California and is an executive with the Douglass Leadership Institute and the Northstar Leadership Pac. Additionally, McGary serves as the President of Every Black Life Matters. As a professional, he has worked in the field of information technology for over thirty-five years. McGary is passionate about leading proactive individuals committed to developing innovative and new approaches to current social and political issues. With the assistance of elected officials and a myriad of community activists, he frequently hosts lectures and provides workshops about today’s most pressing issues.
The Difference between Generosity and Stewardship
Ken Harrison and guest Mark McClain discuss the responsibility of stewarding money well, how to be a financially wise giver, and the importance of following God’s calling through a faith-filled mindset.
Mark McClain is the CEO and Founder of SailPoint (NYSE:SAIL). McClain has over 35 years of experience in technology, with over 20 years as a founder and leader of innovative identity management companies. Under his direction, the company has grown into a publicly recognized leader in its market. McClain directs and drives the overall vision and strategy for SailPoint, which is underpinned by his commitment and passion for building top-performing teams, creating a collaborative and innovative work environment, and focusing continuously on the needs of customers.
Prior to SailPoint, he co-founded Waveset Technologies, which was ultimately acquired by Sun Microsystems. McClain’s career also includes diverse experience in international sales and marketing with Hewlett-Packard and IBM/Tivoli Systems.
“I think money is the ultimate barometer in some ways of our faith.
If you don’t deal with money well,
there are probably other things wrong with your theology.” — Mark McClain
An important discussion on the rise in suicide
NOTE: This episode contains references and descriptions of suicide.
Matt Mattera joins Ken Harrison to discuss the brain and spiritual warfare as it relates to the topic of suicide. Matt lost several members of his family—including his father and teenage daughter—to suicide and shares from that experience.
Rick Burgess Discusses How He Found Strength in God on His Darkest Day
In this episode, Ken and Rick talk about losing a loved one, building a strong household under Christ, and the importance of a father’s leadership in times of turbulence.
Rick Burgess has been the co-host of the “Rick and Bubba Show” since 1994, a nationally syndicated radio show which airs to 1.2 million people weekly. Burgess has coauthored multiple New York Times bestselling books that are autobiographical in nature, but his latest release is a 40-day devotional designed to disciple men. How to Be a Man, the Pursuit of Christ-Centered Masculinity is coauthored by Andy Blanks and was released by Iron Hill Press in 2017. Burgess has appeared on various radio and television shows including Fox and Friends and the Sean Hannity Show as a commentator and guest. He is a frequent speaker at church services and youth and marriage conferences, but his true passion is men’s ministry.
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I look forward to every Thursday when this podcast comes out. There is no fear when it comes to difficult topics and it always comes back around to what Christians can do about them to make a difference. Ken Harrison is a warrior for Christ and unrelenting in pursuing after what God wants and he and his guests do an incredible job of challenging all Christians to stand up for the Lord in a time when our country needs us the most. I’m very excited for what Promise Keepers is doing and this podcast is an inspiring one. Thanks for what you’re doing, Ken!
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I look forward to each episode to hear the perspective of interesting guests on relevant topics. Ken does a very good job with asking probing questions and giving clear insights arming the listener cogent arguments to engage a misguided and increasingly hostile culture.